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α-Catenin as a tension transducer that induces adherens junction development
Adherens junctions (AJs), which are organized by adhesion proteins and the underlying actin cytoskeleton, probably sense pulling forces from adjacent cells and modulate opposing forces to maintainExpand
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Allogeneic transplantation of iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes regenerates primate hearts
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) constitute a potential source of autologous patient-specific cardiomyocytes for cardiac repair, providing a major benefit over other sources of cells in termsExpand
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Association between primary open-angle glaucoma and WDR36 DNA sequence variants in Japanese.
PURPOSE To determine whether mutations in the WD repeat domain 36 gene (WDR36) are associated with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in Japanese. Subjects with high tension glaucoma (HTG) and normalExpand
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Arrestin gene mutations in autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa.
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical and molecular genetic studies of patients with autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa associated with a mutation in the arrestin gene. DESIGN Results of molecularExpand
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Mutation of human retinal fascin gene (FSCN2) causes autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa.
PURPOSE To characterize the clinical features of 14 Japanese patients with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (ADRP) who were found to have a mutation in the FSCN2 gene. METHODS MutationExpand
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Screening for mutations in CYP4V2 gene in Japanese patients with Bietti's crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy.
PURPOSE To describe the clinical and genetic characteristics of six Japanese families with Bietti's crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy (BCD). DESIGN Case reports and results of DNA analysis. Expand
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Epigenetic inheritance in rice plants.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Epigenetics is defined as mechanisms that regulate gene expression without base sequence alteration. One molecular basis is considered to be DNA cytosine methylation, whichExpand
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Preferential de Novo Methylation of Cytosine Residues in Non-CpG Sequences by a Domains Rearranged DNA Methyltransferase from Tobacco Plants*
In plant DNA, cytosines in symmetric CpG and CpNpG (N is A, T, or C) are thought to be methylated by DNA methyltransferases, MET1 and CMT3, respectively. Cytosines in asymmetric CpNpN are alsoExpand
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Cardiac myxoma: its origin and tumor characteristics.
  • J. Amano, T. Kono, +4 authors K. Ito
  • Medicine
  • Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery…
  • 1 August 2003
Cardiac myxoma is most common among primary cardiac tumors, and its origin and tumor characteristics have been gradually elucidated by recent advances in molecular biology. Prichard's structure inExpand
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A frequent 1085delC/insGAAG mutation in the RDH5 gene in Japanese patients with fundus albipunctatus.
PURPOSE To identify the frequency of a mutation of the RDH5 gene in Japanese patients with hereditary retinal degeneration and to characterize clinical findings for the patients associated with aExpand
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